This week on the Star Wars Show! Peter sits down with writer-director Duncan Jones
we take a look back at the best of Star Wars Day, and much much more
Now, from the Lucasfilm headquarters, it's the Star Wars Show!
Hello, I'm Peter Townley!
And i'm Andi Gutierrez. Welcome to Episode 1 of the Star Wars Show.
Which means it'll probably be divisive but everyone's gonna love it by the fourth episode...hopefully!
every week we'll be discussing all things Star Wars from the latest
happenings across the franchise to fan events you couldn't make it to and
geeking out with celebrities on our couch. Taking a look at Star Wars' past
looking into its future we're doing it all and in a way no other show can
because we are inside the heart of Lucasfilm where Star Wars is actually being
made right now. Like on the other side of this wall. We're that close...
Dave: Hey! I can't make it if you keep talking!
Sorry, Dave! Plus The Star Wars Show is made for the internet so it's super short because we have short attention
spans. Hey, look! News!
Last Wednesday was May the 4th and there was a ton of awesome Star Wars day
news and fan celebrations that went along with it. Like this video of the president and
first lady droppin' it like it's Hoth with R2-D2 and a pair of First Order stormtroopers
or this picture of Mark Zuckerberg in a team meeting with some familiar faces
and let's not forget about those incredible fan videos. Frank Howarth
created a Death Star made completely out of bamboo and the Brotherhood workshop
posted this jaw-dropping shot-for-shot re-creation of the Rogue One trailer done
completely in LEGO. Additionally Star Wars Celebration Orlando was announced
taking place April 13 through the 17th 2017. And speaking of celebration, Celebration
Europe is just two months away which brings us to a tiny bit of breaking news...
We are very excited to announce that Kathleen Kennedy and Gareth Edwards are
kicking off the massive fan gathering with a Rogue One panel on July 15th
I cannot wait for that. The Cape game in that movie is strong! Head to StarWars Celebration.com
for more details.
also on behalf of Lucasfilm we want to thank all of the fans who donated to the
latest Force for Change campaign. Because of you we've raised over 2.2 million
dollars for UNICEF Boys and Girls Club of America American Red Cross and
The Make-a-wish foundation. Seriously thank you. finally last week you might have
seen Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams performing their song "Jabba Flow" from
the Force Awakens during the daily #Ham4Ham Hamilton ticket giveaway and
while we don't have the budget to give away Hamilton tickets here we did manage
to get our hands on some never-before-seen footage from Maz's
Castle as a consolation prize
I'm here with the writer-director of moon and coming soon Warcraft Duncan
Jones Duncan thank you very much for coming on the show it's very exciting to
be here! This used to be a copy room
Really? Yeah! Look at us now. and now it's this spectacle! And I love your theme music.
So you're a big video gamer? Right?
it I guess started off on the Atari and then moved on to something called the
Commodore 64 then the Amiga 386 6646 66 and and then stayed on PCs not so much
into console games but no I'm a gamer a long time. How has your experience as a
gamer affected you as a filmmaker? I kind of managed to sneak a few things in along
the way. I did a film called Source Code where there was kind of an opportunity
to do this kind of stunt and we were talking about how we wanted to do it and
I was like referencing GTA. I was like, wouldn't it be great if it was like it when you jump
out of a car that's moving in GTA and the camera kind of just rotates around
the person while they're kind of rolling across the floor? And we ended up actually
doing this great stunt that we kind of had a very unique visual aspect to it
and then obviously Warcraft is based on the game so there's a couple of little
call backs to the old isometric view from real-time strategy games and things like that
one of the things I really liked about the lion's pride video that came
out to go is there was a poster there referring to the kobolds in the Jasperlode
mine yeah it's it's a quest that's in Warcraft. Can we expect a lot of
Easter eggs like that?
Tons! there's a lot. A lot of the people who were involved in what we did
were fans and players of the game so you know we all kept each other honest and we
all kept each other
pushing as much as we could of extra little goodies and easter
eggs into the background of shots and just making it as rich
and as full as we could. See the idea is to make a film that everyone can appreciate almost
like a Pixar movie where you make a film that works for the kids and then also
for the adults your kind of trying to make a movie which works for people who
know nothing about Warcraft and at the same time also have a whole layer of
extra detail that that audience might not appreciate but our fan
base audience will really
appreciate. I've read that when you were a kid you started filmmaking using an
8mm and doing stop motion with Star Wars toys and Smurf toys. Yeah absolutely my
dad showed me how to use an 8mm camera for one-stop animation and no I would just
like go out in the yard and I'd sort of build these landscapes and I'd use my Star Wars figures and and
come up with sort of almost like old silent films that have little cards that
would pop up with dialogue and then the Star Wars figures would move around
but Star Wars was huge to me growing up in back in the old days they had
Sony U-Matics which are basically these gigantic cassette tape that was that was
before Betamax before VHS and when I was a kid we had two of those that had Star
Wars IV the first one, A New Hope on it so I had a copy of that I had a pirate copy
of that on Sony U-matic, so you know my friends from school we used to come
around to my house and we would watch this beaten up U-matic of Star Wars and that
was kind of like a big treat for us. Thank you so much for being really
be sure to check out Warcraft coming to theaters on June 10th.
Hey Everyone, Kaitlyn here and I'm at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital were about to bring a little
bit of Star Wars to the kids inside. Let's Go!
Michael tell me a little bit about what we're doing here today. We're celebrating this incredible event may the fourth be
making sure that hospitalized children feel strong and powerful, even the Force!
I want you to hold your lightsabers center.
We want children to not only have knowledge but we also want all sorts of play and creative opportunities.
So, Jedi training? That's perfect!
I'm here with Colton and he just went through the Force training Academy.
You can actually use the Force, and fight your battles.
We do have some fun characters we have Darth Vader, we have some stormtroopers, R2-D2
What kind of noise does R2-D2 make?
It's important to bring smiles to these kids faces.
And that's exactly what we did today with the power of the Force.
The Star Wars Show presents "Everything is Important"
This Week: Kitster.
Limited to 83 seconds of screen time most of which his hands were glued to a podracer
Before Qui-Gon forceably removed them
Kitster was the awkward high-fiving best friend of Anakin Skywalker.
Without Kitster, Anakin might have never left Tatooine
secretly married Padme, been the father of Luke and Leia, and the grandfather of Kylo Ren
because without Kitster there is no Darth Vader and without Kitster, Star Wars
would have never had this phrase: "This is SO wizard!"
Wizard, indeed, Kitster!
Who knew Kitster was so important? Righ? And yet he still doesn't have a toy!
Ben Quadinaros has a toy, Willrow Hood has a toy, Jocasta Nu has a toy, she's a librarian!
A crime I tells ya! A crime!
But what a way to end the show, right? Oh, it's over. For this week it is, but we are just getting started
Oh! Look who it is. That's right, I almost forgot to tell you!
We just got a Mouse droid here at The Star Wars Show but it doesn't have a name yet.
Because Mousy McDroidFace just wasn't acceptable.
Paints not dry yet. Don't kiss it on the mouth!
So that's why we're asking you guys to help us name the mouse droid. Send your suggestion to
@StarWars on Twitter using the hashtag StarWarsShow or leave it in the comments below and keep checking back
all week because we're gonna be posting more extended Star Wars show content
from this episode on all of our social channels and on StarWars.com where It's
All Star Wars all the time
thanks again and may the force be with you
we need to know what it is
is that clear